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Placer Food Bank Offers CalFresh Phone Appointments for Application Assistance

With things changing daily due to COVID-19, you may be wondering how to increase your food dollars. Placer Food Bank is now providing CalFresh phone application assistance!

CalFresh is a supplemental nutrition assistance program that can help off-set your budget! Income eligible individuals or families will receive an EBT card that looks like a bank debit card. It can be used at most grocery stores and some farmers’ markets to purchase food.

Beginning April 28, 2020, EBT card holders will be able to purchase food online through Walmart or Amazon! Any orders over $35 will include FREE delivery. CLICK HERE

If you are already on CalFresh OR apply and are approved for benefits in April 2020, you may receive an extra benefit amount! CLICK HERE

Are you interested in seeing if you fall within the CalFresh gross monthly income guidelines? CLICK HERE

If you or someone you know may be in need and want to be pre-screened for possible CalFresh eligibility, please contact Placer Food Bank at 916-783-0481 x111 or email:

CalFresh Outreach

Every penny counts when you're on a limited budget. The ability to put healthy food on the table is a priority. CalFresh is a valuable resource for many eligible low-income families. It enables them to stretch their food dollars. Unfortunately, many individuals are either unaware of the CalFresh Program as an option, don't believe they will qualify, or have received inaccurate information.

So what is CalFresh?

Formerly called Food Stamps, the program is known in California as CalFresh and nationally as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). It is the nation's largest source of nutrition assistance. CalFresh supplements food budgets when individuals or families can't afford enough to eat. Those who are eligible receive an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card which is loaded with a benefit amount each month. The card may be used at any grocery store or farmer's market that accept it. CalFresh supports productivity, promotes health, and helps prevent hunger.

Who Qualifies?

You may qualify for CalFresh if:

1) You meet the income guidelines

2) At least one person in the household is either a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR)


Eligibility is determined for most applicants based on all income received:

1) Earned-income from a job (full-time, temporary, seasonal, or training)

2) Unearned-income that is not from a job (ex: Social Security, child/spousal support, pension, unemployment, VA benefits, or worker's compensation)

How may I apply for CalFresh?

Placer Food Bank's CalFresh team is ready to assist you in either English or Spanish! We want to make the pre-screening and application assistance process an easy one for you. Contact our office by calling 916-783-0481 x111 to schedule an appointment or to find out when we will be at various community outreaches.

Our hope is to help as many individuals and families as possible to increase food security, nutritional food options, and peace of mind.

Additional Resources

If you would like to apply online for CalFresh, visit

Placer Food Bank is located at 8284 Industrial Avenue, Roseville, CA 95678.

Phone:916-783-0481 Fax:916-783-4013